Mitch Larkin Blazes Top 5 All Time 100 Back For Commonwealth Mark

Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

Australia’s Mitch Larkin stunned the crowd with a world-best time in the men’s 100-meter back at the 2015 FINA World Cup Dubai.

Larkin uncorked a blistering time of 52.11 to break his Australian and Commonwealth record of 52.26 set at the Doha stop earlier this week.  That time also cleared Ryan Murphy’s 52.18 from the World Championships in Kazan as the top ranked effort in the world this year.

Larkin’s time tied him for third all time in the event’s history as well as he just missed the world record and textile bests in the event.

All Time 100 Back

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Larkin had some company as USA’s David Plummer also put up a sizzler with a second-place 52.51 to vault to fourth in the world rankings this year.

Japan’s Masaki Kaneko took third this evening in 54.37, while Australia’s Ashley Delaney finished outside the money with a fourth-place 54.69.

USA’s Michael Andrew (55.12), Romania’s Robert Glinta (55.36), USA’s Michael Reilman (55.98) and Japan’s Keita Sunama (56.36) finished fifth through eighth.


  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 free
  • Men’s 50 breast
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Men’s 100 back
  • Women’s 50 back
  • Men’s 200 fly
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 400 free
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 50 fly
  • Women’s 800 free
  • Men’s 400 IM
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